The Beauty of Porcelain Veneers and Cosmetic Crowns

Dr. Cory Nguyen recognizes the power of a confident smile. Porcelain veneers and cosmetic crowns are used to repair chipped, stained, or worn teeth. The location of damage or decay will determine which cosmetic repair is optimal for specific teeth. A consultation with an experienced Dallas dentist like Dr. Nguyen can help patients choose the ideal cosmetic treatment available for their smile restoration.

Porcelain Veneers Transform Smiles

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are attached permanently to the front surface of teeth. Once a small amount of enamel is removed, a mold is made to be used for creation of the custom porcelain veneers. Temporary veneers may be put in place for about a week while the new ones are made. Patients return to the dentist for placement of the permanent veneers. Dr. Nguyen will test his patient’s bite and comfort level before making adjustments and cementing veneers in place. Regular check-ups should be done to monitor condition of veneers in case further adjustments are needed.

Multiple issues can be corrected with veneers. Uneven spacing between teeth is hidden by well crafted porcelain veneers. Some discoloration, like that caused by certain medications is not effectively improved with whitening. Veneers offer a bright solution to severe staining. Chipped or worn-down teeth are transformed into perfectly sized, healthy looking teeth. If there is a concern about grinding or clenching at night, Dr. Nguyen may advise patients to wear night guards to prevent broken or cracked veneers.

Cosmetic Crowns Offer Looks and Functionality

Crowns are a bit more involved than veneers in that they require more tooth surface to be removed. As long as the damage or decay has not reached the interior of the tooth, a crown may be the best option for saving the natural tooth structure. Patients with misshapen or broken down teeth may also benefit from an improved bite with a custom made crown. Crowns are permanently affixed to the remaining tooth or to a previously completed dental implant. Dr. Nguyen will make necessary adjustments to the crown to ensure a comfortable bite.

Beyond Dental is the place to go in Dallas, TX if you have questions about porcelain veneers or cosmetic crowns.